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1.0 out of 5 stars Good design but unreliable/unstable wifi coverage, 8 Feb. 2013
This review is from: Belkin N600 Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wireless Signal Booster (Easy Setup, WPS Function, 4 Ethernet Ports) - Stand Alone (Personal Computers)
I have set up this wifi extender at home to reach the outer most edges of the house. While the design looks great, it doesn't perform well.

I have tried:
(1) Pairing it up with Virgin Media Superhub.
(2) Pairing it up with Linksys Router.

I also used various devices to connect to it and tested it out. I have used
(1) Android phone
(2) Windows Phone 8
(3) BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
(4) HP laptop running Ubuntu/Windows 7
(5) MacBook Air running MacOS X
(6) Fujitsu laptop running Ubuntu/Windows 7

But the connection is patchy at the best. I have thoroughly tested this extender, and I would like to strongly discourage you from buying this product. (And yes, you guessed right I work in IT.)
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Initial post: 15 Feb 2013 23:03:23 GMT
Margaret says:
just bought one today - wish I had read your review. Yes rubbish - I can't find any improvement in coverage compared to my original Belkin AC1200 router. I will keep trying a little longer but the setup procedure looks like it was a success but the end result - rubbish. I also work in IT

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Mar 2013 11:43:12 GMT
Totally agree. Awful product. Offering no benefit to my existing wireless network. Slow page delivery, Apple devices would only connect given static IPs. I work in IT too.

Posted on 7 Sep 2013 11:08:36 BDT
I. Shaw says:
The wifi extender was simple to setup and connected with laptop and tablet and iPhone. I tested the range by simply walking away from the house until I lost the signal which I estimated at 20 metres. I no longer have blind spots in the house and was able to stream music to a Sonos speaker in my garage workshop and have had no issues with the product.

Posted on 14 Jul 2014 15:26:11 BDT
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Posted on 27 Jan 2015 16:26:15 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Jan 2015 16:28:59 GMT
168 people give this device a rating of 4 or 5 stars - I myself use it with a

(1) HP laptop running windows 7
(2) iphone
(3) ipad
(4) Roku TV Streaming stick
(5) Android phone

I paired it easily with a talktalk router. Giving much improved Wi-Fi signals throughout home and garden, I gave this device a rating of 5 stars!

(And no, I don't work in IT.)
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